I was recently at Kmart to purchase socks for the VFW Homeless Veterans Program.
I talked to the lady at the customer service desk to receive the discount which they give for such non-profit groups.
A gentleman was standing there when she asked me to come over to the checkout. As the cashier was scanning the socks, the gentleman who was standing at the customer service desk stepped in line.
When the cashier told me the amount due, the gentleman behind me said, "Sir, I would like to pay for those socks. I overheard who you said they were for to the lady at the service desk."
I was kind of dumbfounded.
I thanked him and asked if he would like to give me his name so we could send him a thank-you card. He said he preferred it to be an anonymous donation.
I would like to thank this gentleman for his support of our veterans. I hope he is from the Altoona area and reads the Altoona Mirror.
VFW VA Volunteer Services Representative
James E. Van Zandt VAMC